If you've decided to implement an ERP software in your business, you'd now be faced with your next decision; which solution specifically should you choose?
After all, each ERP software has its own sets of strengths. Therefore, you'd need to choose the one which best fits the unique needs of your business.
One of the leading choices for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) like yours in the market today is SAP Business One, thanks to its pedigree as a solution from one of the oldest brand names in the ERP software market, and its solid track record in optimising the operations of small businesses around the world.
But don't take our word for it; take a look at what some of our most satisfied customers have to say about why they chose to implement SAP Business One;
- Elimination Of Manual Processes
- Improved Efficiency From Integration Of Separate Systems
- Optimisation Of Inventory Management
- A Solution That Scales With Business Growth
Elimination Of Repetitive Manual Processes
In today's fast-paced business environment, time is of the essence. SAP Business One automates various processes, allowing your employees to focus on more strategic and value-adding activities that makes your business more efficient and productive.
Moreover, the elimination of repetitive manual processes minimises the risk of errors and improving the overall quality of your operations. By automating processes and eliminating manual tasks, SAP Business One empowers your employees to work smarter, not harder.
For example, Hikari Automation Systems Pte Ltd originally relied on a legacy software system which was not user-friendly and was still largely reliant on manual input, which slowed the growth of the business. The implementation of SAP Business One automated many of these processes, eliminating the need for manual data entry
Another example is Mecpec Trading Co Pte Ltd; with the help of AFON IT to customise SAP Business One to best suit its business needs, it was able to successfully eliminate the bulk of its manual processes, leading to a significant reduction in time spent invoicing.
“Moving from manual paper-based processes to one central digital platform has boosted efficiency right across the business. For example, closing off the monthly accounts previous took 2 weeks, but with SAP Business One it’s all finalised in a few days.”
Dawn Oh, Director of Administration and Finance, Mecpec Trading Co. Pte Ltd
Integration Of Separate Systems To Improve Efficiency
Discover how Pasture Pharma boosts turnover by 100% by SAP Business One
Many businesses struggle with disconnected and disjointed systems that hinder efficient operations. SAP Business One addresses this challenge by integrating separate business systems into one cohesive platform.
By integrating separate systems, SAP Business One enables real-time data sharing and collaboration across departments. This eliminates the need for manual data transfer and ensures that everyone is working with the most up-to-date information.
Pasture Pharma Pte Ltd is a standout example of how SAP Business One achieves greater efficiencies for a business , thanks to a seamless integration with PharmacyWire - the international dispensing system used by the pharmaceutical business.
This integration has paid dividends for Pasture Pharma, as attested to by the CEO of the Group;
“SAP Business One address all the challenges that we were facing. In a streamline our accounting integrated very well with our international dispensing system PharmacyWire. We have automated a lot of our processes, reduced wastage of employee time in many activities, improved inventory management.”
– Lloyd Soong, CEO, Pasture Pharma Group
Hikari Automation is another example of how SAP Business One's capacity for integrating separate software systems have paid dividends for the business. As per the Sales Director of the company;
“With sales, purchasing, shipping and finance all on one integrated system, productivity has improved, reporting is in real-time and customer service is much faster."
Cheong Tien Chin, Sales Director, Hikari Automation Systems Pte Ltd
Optimisation Of Inventory Management
SAP Business One is particularly well-known for offering more robust inventory management capabilities than many competing products in the ERP software market. For example, it enables you to track and manage inventory across multiple locations in real-time, ensuring you always
A business which has greatly benefited from SAP Business One's robust inventory management capabilities is Advanced Marine Pte Ltd. Originally, the maritime company lacked full visibility into their inventory and lacked tracking capabilities, compromising their ability to fulfill customer orders promptly.
After their implementation of SAP Business One, Advanced Marine was able to track every transaction, improving their inventory accuracy from 80% to over 99%. In the words of their Commercial Manager;
"SAP Business One has helped us tremendously. Now with all the data in our system, we can tell how much spare inventory we have and which is in demand. We can also easily track their movements in a report, which strongly helps us in deciding what and how many to order."
– John Zwiers, Commercial Manager, Advanced Marine Pte Ltd
Another business which benefited greatly from SAP Business One was Huber's Butchery, which acquired a competitive advantage thanks to the ERP software's inventory management capabilities. As their Managing Director recounted;
“When we implemented it, we had access to a whole suite of features our business didn’t have before such as handling batch inventory for product visibility purposes, or our mobile version that allows us to work on the move. And that difference was huge.”
– Ryan Huber, Managing Director, Huber’s Pte Ltd
A Solution That Grows With Your Business
Learn how Huber’s Butchery increases their revenue by 40% with SAP Business One
Last but not least, SAP Business One is designed to scale with the growth of your business, especially when hosted on SAP HANA. This means it can easily scale up or down, supporting your business's growth trajectory without compromising performance or functionality.
As Ryan Huber described the thought processes which eventually led to their choice;
“So as our customer base in Singapore got bigger, we needed a scalable ERP solution that would not only help us grow, but will keep growing with us.
SAP Business One on HANA is able to provide the scalability to match our requirements for increased customer satisfaction, reduction in waste, and continuous growth in the future.”
– Ryan Huber, Managing Director, Huber’s Pte Ltd
Mecpec Trading Co Pte Ltd also chose SAP Business One thanks to the flexibility and scalability that SAP Business One could offer. With the implementation of the ERP software, the business is now equipped with a flexible digital platform that can scale in line with their growth in the long term.
Four Great Reasons Why Leaders Choose SAP Business One
As we've seen from the case studies above, many leaders have chosen to implement SAP Business for their businesses thanks to the strengths that the ERP software bring to the table.
Some of the reasons these business leaders have cited is the effectiveness with which SAP Business one eliminates repetitive manual processes, freeing up time and resources so their employees can focus on strategic activities.
It's also noted for how seamless it integrates pre-existing business systems into a unified whole, improving efficiency by providing a centralised platform for data sharing and a single source of truth.
Inventory management is also often noted as one of SAP Business One's strengths, and many customers have chosen the ERP software specifically because of this. Lastly, SAP Business One is seen as an ERP software that can be easily scaled to the growth of a business, when hosted on the SAP HANA database.
And these are just some of the most often cited reasons why customers of SAP Business One chose to implement it for their businesses. To find out more about the ERP software, and what it can do for your business, click on the image below to learn more.